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Signature Cocktail #36: Bourbon Cherry Muddle
By Lauren Kathryn on Jul 25, 2014 at 4:00 am in
Crystallized ginger and delicate Rainer cherries—the sweetest, prettiest cherry varietal—come together in this delightful summer cocktail, striking the perfect balance between spicy and sweet. A bit of bourbon cuts the sweetness beautifully. Wedding wellness expert Carlene Thomas, our resident cocktailian, shares the recipe.
During the summer, I am most definitely an impulse fruit buyer. From the grocery store to roadside stands, the colors and textures of summer fruit make it hard to say no! Cherries in particular have really been grabbing my attention lately. Rainier cherries taste brighter and sweeter to me than traditional red cherries. And they’re pretty gorgeous to boot! When paired with bourbon and a little sliver of biting crystallized ginger, this is a mix to sip. Too strong for you? Pour a little ginger beer over top to make it a mixed drink.
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 1):
♦ 5 Rainier cherries, halved and pitted
♦ 3 ounces of bourbon
♦ 1 slice of crystalized ginger
♦ 2 ounces of ginger beer (if desired)
Pit and cut cherries in half. Place in a glass and muddle. Add ice and pour bourbon over top. Top with a slice of crystallized ginger and stir. Add ginger beer if you’re looking for a mixed drink.
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What's Being Said
Elizabeth, Aug 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm
must try this tonight!
Sara, Jul 26, 2014 at 4:22 am
This looks delicious!
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